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Perez Dropped – Coloccini, Dummett, Sissoko, De Jong Start

3:02 pm, Sunday, December 6th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 258 Comments

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Newcastle’s head coach Steve McCalren has just announced the team for what could be a watershed game today against the in-form Liverpool at St. James’ Park and it looks like he’s made one change from last week – Siem de Jong for Ayoze Perez.

Newcastle (4-4-1-1): Rob Elliot; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Vurnon Anita, Jack Colback, Georginio Wijnaldum; Siem de Jong; Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Jamie Sterry, Kevin Mbabu, Yoan Gouffran, Florian Thauvin, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ayoze Perez

Kevin Mbabu is on the bench and after Paul Dummett has struggled in the last three games we thought Kevin should have been given a chance at left back, but once again McCalren has stayed with almost the same team that was hammered 5-1 at Crystal Palace last week.

But with hamstring injuries picked up by Mike Williamson and Jamaal Lascelles this week and with Cheick Tiote still out injured with his groin problem – there wasn’t much choice this week for the head coach to make.

It’s good to see Siem de Jong finally get a start – he’s had to wait long enough – that’s for sure.

This is what Steve McClaren has said about the state of the club at the moment and how a good (like today) win can give players confidence:

“Nobody is happy in this football club.”  “We’ve lost the last two games and haven’t performed very well.”

“It’s a remarkable turnaround from three weeks ago when we left Bournemouth with smiles on our faces, thinking we had turned the corner.”

“But that’s typical of football. Confidence can be eroded and can go as quickly as it comes.”

“We have to believe that the next game is always an opportunity to build a performance, get a result and if that happens all of a sudden you will see the confidence flooding back.”

“Confidence is very fragile at the moment, but we believe in these players.”

Fans are not expecting much out of this game.

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We have to admit to having some trepidation on what the score could be today – especially if our lads don’t turn up or disappear during the game.

Comments welcome.



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258 responses so far ↓

  • 1 andrew84 // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    A line-up that strikes fear in the heart.

    Coloccini and Sissoko are undroppable. McClaren’s a joke man.

    There is no reason at all why Mbabu couldn’t come in and play on the left, with Dummett standing in for Coloccini.

    And Sissoko simply does not deserve to be playing.

    I would love to be proved wrong.

  • 2 AncientC // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    No Lallana or Sturridge for Liverpool, goes to show how much they rate our side.

  • 3 NezzaNUFC // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    I am willing to give De Jong a chance but Cisse over Perez and Mitrovic?

    even worse he’s playing a 4-4-1-1?

    And 1 f@cking strier?

  • 4 Jamiemac // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    Perez dropped cbfa

  • 5 Ron Knee // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    andrew

    For a split second there I thought you meant fear in a Liverpool heart!

  • 6 micktoon // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    perez= passion which is what we are lacking so we remove the little we have mclaren hates youth

  • 7 Rotonda heights // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    how many times does he keep using the word confidence!! we were absolutely murdered at bournemouth, he should have been embarrassed, not smiling.

    i think today sm may have just signed his death warrant

  • 8 davetoon // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    what a joke

  • 9 Rotonda heights // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    micktoon

    sm sold abeid and kemen, ostracised Aarons and it was ages before perez got a look in

  • 10 toonking // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    cisse for mitrovic last week
    de jong for perez this week

    nobody in for colo
    nobody in for sissoko

    MAC OUT

  • 11 AncientC // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20151206/newcastle-v-liverpool-one-change_2281670_5191097

    According to the official site, it is a 4-4-1-1.

    Surprised he didn’t go 5 at the back, but cannot complain about 2 forwards.

  • 12 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    same team as last week. wtf is wrong with steve??? like sdj for perez will make the difference. gutless move by an arrogant coach

  • 13 andrew84 // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    Ron Knee

    Haha nah trust me mate, it’s fear in my heart only…

    And no Perez. What the hell did he do to deserve being dropped.

    McClaren you’re a joke and you’ve got no balls!

  • 14 DAVEMAC // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Cant believe this selection how he can drop Perez is beyond me the lad tries all the time even if he is not having a good game at least you get some effort from him. Does this mean that as he is the only one dropped that he was to blame for the 5 – 1 hammering last week and that Colo and company were let down by him. How he can play Colo and Sissoko and drop Perez is unreal both of those two are cowards, lazy, not interested and a disgrace to the shirt. I’m seventy and would put more effort in than them just for the privilege and pride of pulling the black and white shirt on. Can only see a hammering with this team playing.

  • 15 NezzaNUFC // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    Sorry but this team is set out to defend for 90+ minutes.

    Anita and Colback will stay back all times whilst SDJ will occupy the CM area whilst Sissoko, Wijnaldum and Cisse will be the attacking outlet.

    No symphony for Steve.

  • 16 colwell // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    This could well be our biggest thrashing for years, Liverpool are on fire and scoring for fun against hard teams.

    We have the shitest defense in the Prem, playing with a w@nk midfield and 2 players up top that would struggle to beat Williamson in a race. Oh well perhaps us getting a hiding McClaren will get sacked or maybe thats his plan.

  • 17 Mister Tuff // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    I suspect a thorough spanking today, probably in the region of 3/4 -0.
    After all the press about cancelled days off/ bust ups – will be interesting to see if there is any effect on the players.
    SDJ – starting – will now see if he really is any use or not. Has he got the stamina or speed for the PL.
    Wally is increasingly living up to being Wally.

  • 18 micktoon // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    Dummett starts again after a run of poor games i cant fault the lads commitment and hes not just here for the pay packet like a few are, but lets be honest mbabu would be a no brainer for me push dummett to CB instead of colo he would throw his body on the line for the mags and the fans would appreciate that, as for perez dropped and sissoko starting have i been watching A DIFFERENT team lately, no problem with de jong about time he got a chance just not for perez

  • 19 Rotonda heights // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    dummet will never be a left back.

    The wally really needs to go. It’s england all over again.

  • 20 Rotonda heights // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    something really stinks here.

  • 21 toonking // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    catchy
    pardew got large runs with poor points totals pardew dropped the likes of abeid for a crapper on pardew consistantly allowed starting positions to those who deserved to be dropped, why don’t you being turning on mac now as he’s proving more and more like a pardew.

  • 22 toonking // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    begin*

  • 23 Mister Tuff // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:21 PM

    Nezza – agree – packing the midfield. Tactics for a draw. Will be interesting to see how daring our players are in getting up the field – probably won’t.
    Might see a contrast here of Liverpool pressing our lot all the time to get the ball – with our lot sitting back – hoping Cisse will get a goal – which he won’t.

    No to Moyes -another knacker/Percy type.

  • 24 toonbrother // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:22 PM

    can’t bring myself to watch this
    mclaren is a coward as far as i’m concerned

  • 25 NezzaNUFC // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    Colwell could be on to something here!

    Why have your best performer dropped and put on someone who is more than likely to get injured ( SDJ ) going against a Liverpool mids?

  • 26 NezzaNUFC // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:25 PM

    Milner for a hat trick on the cards here?

  • 27 Rotonda heights // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    sm made a lot about being a manager who would bring attacking, passing football. to me if anything he’s more of a fraud than pardew and allardyce who used to laughingly say their teams always played on the front foot.

  • 28 anthc // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    Well rumours rife mclarens gone after today…..
    Usual pre match wishful thinking!
    Even with a weakened side 3 nowt at least to Liverpool.

  • 29 ilovetoon8788 // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    We will be given a good spanking today. I’m guessing 6-0 to Liverpool.

  • 30 NezzaNUFC // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    http://www.fourfourtwo.com/news/coloccini-apologies-newcastles-palace-thrashing#:O2GxJOrJxtyazA

    I hope he’s kept comments for ter this match lol

  • 31 Dennis Twice // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

  • 32 NezzaNUFC // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    ter-after

  • 33 Ron Knee // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:31 PM

    For the Chronic to copy and paste:
    “Fabricio Coloccini apologises to Newcastle United fans and club staff after Liverpool horror show”.

  • 34 Rotonda heights // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    today is playing against a manager we could only dream of, while in our dugout is wally. the footballing gods really do hate us so much.

  • 35 Ron Knee // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Nezza

    Snap!

  • 36 NezzaNUFC // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    We will know if he gets the sack after the game because he won’t turn up for the interview after the match.

  • 37 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    Perez dropped is one thing, I’m not wholly against it as he has been just as pitiful as the rest in recent weeks and Cisse was the best of a bad bunch and took his one chance against Palace, however going with the same back 4 is just inexplicably stupid, at the very least Mbabu should be in there, he’s better than any of or other fullbacks defensively and merits the spot given how well he did early season before been injured, this would allow the added benefit of dropping Colo and moving Dummet in to his proper position, because he is certainly no LB that’s for sure

    Anita and Colback again in CM is another mark against McClaren, bringing it on himself. Seems to make the bare minimum of changes the fans demand each week, he’ll be aware of fan opinion on a whole host of issues, so he finally puts SDJ in, but doesn’t have the guts to make the quantity of changes necessary.

  • 38 Rotonda heights // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    dennis

    not really much of an option with that team. wonder how long before cisse’s first offside or dummet beaten or colo turning his back.

  • 39 Malta Mag // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    Whoever you are that’s just commented on Dummett “putting his body on the line” for the club cos he’s a local lad????? Are you having a laugh??? Dummett hasn’t a clue and like many on here I cannot understand how he’s still been selected?? There were options for change but the manager has opted for a safe decision by dropping the best player at the club, Perez?? Unbelievable!!!! Hope the electronic scoreboard can keep up with the goal fest??

  • 40 NezzaNUFC // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    Rotonda heights

    Na the footballing gods don’t hate us!

    Mike Ashley and Co hate us!

    This is why my father use to say Southerners and Northerners never mix!

  • 41 Average_Contents // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    I see shteve is showing his authority.

    Again.

    This is his idea of putting his foot down and trying something different in dropping perez and mitro yet keeping that poor excuse of a captain in the side is beyond fcuking criminal. Add shirkoko to that too.

    Dummett at lb again. He’s dogshit there. Looks far more accomplished at CB even with limited playing time there.

    Boy, that midfield looks creative doesn’t it. Two supposed central midfield players on the wings.

    Looks brilliant.

    The only thing I’m glad to see is sdj getting a start.

    Sat here in work with a load of scousers too.

    The stuff dreams are made of.

    Fat cnut out!!!!!!!!

  • 42 Douglas // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    McClaren may not have lost the players but he has lost me and everyone I know who used to support NUFC (for many decades).

  • 43 Jail for Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    Terry Henry, saying players would rsther play for Stoke or W Ham now than us.
    Mclaren saying we need to get back to basics like we did against Bournemouth.
    Head in hands.

  • 44 Transfer Sage // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    I’m no Colo fan, rather see anyone else play at the minute but that’s me wanting change for the sake of it, I don’t think Dummet or Mbabu at CB would do much better, if any better. It would just be a statement.

    I think McClaren is a coward and a poor manager really, but his options at the back are limited. He called Willo back who got injured right away.

  • 45 Douglas // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    Good news: Monk will be available soon

  • 46 Jail for Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    Steves voice is quaking when he speaks, he’s lost it !

  • 47 Ron Knee // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:40 PM

    A_C

    You have my deepest sympathies!

  • 48 Transfer Sage // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    I do like Dummet, I don’t think he is good enough but he puts in the effort.

    That’s not enough at this level but he gives it his all, we’d be much better off if he rest of them did the same.

  • 49 andrew84 // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Douglas

    If anything mate I think McClaren lost the players before he lost the fans…

  • 50 Douglas // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Are Liverpool title contenders? They will be in 2 hours time.

  • 51 toonking // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    JFA

    I wouldn’t be suprised myself, thierry henry’s probably right.

  • 52 LGFUAD21 // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    Don’t care one bit about the defensive line up. If gladly see us defend for 90 mins seeing as we haven’t all season.

    I don’t get dummet at lb. he gets skinned every game.

    We need a new lb that is up to scratch.

    We also need to stop playing but cms on the wings.

    No conaint over cisse. He scored last game. But as we are going to be in the back foot against Liverpool we probably would’ve been better off with mitrovic for his hold up. Just to ease pressure and allow us to get out.

  • 53 Thump // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    Dummett is going to get fscking destroyed.

  • 54 sing in the corner // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    Come on lads, let’s go eh?
    Cisse up front on his jack though. Oh dear.
    Perez on the bench. Sale to Spurs to be negotiated methinks.
    Confidence…confidence…and a sprinkling of confidence needed.

  • 55 Bambams // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    He is trying to find leaders…..
    Possibly SDJ ….
    COLBACK….

    Stuck now.

    Dummet will be destroyed.
    Colo will make mistakes.
    I am only 45 but I fear this game more than any other to date. Records could be broken for wrong reasons

    I am very worried

  • 56 toonking // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    dummett seems to be getting lots of neg, he doesn’t deserve any credit but I don’t think we can put the full back blame purely on his side because jamaat himself is consistantly failing to get back creating loads of space of wingers and forcing others to come over.

  • 57 Jail for Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:01 PM

    It just shows what commentators know, Collocini is not just the captain but the natural leader in the dressing room. No wonder the whole country thinks we’re deluded.

  • 58 andrew84 // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    I find it hard to have any respect for a head coach who will happily take his frustration out on the youth players by either dropping them or benching them, but does not have the b*ll*cks to drop golden boy Coloccini or “Big Club” Sissoko.

    My sympathy has gone for the bloke also.

  • 59 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    Mitrovic can’t hold up for toffee, at least he’s yet to show it here if he can. Bloke flits between can’t be arsed and charging around like a bull in a china shop, mostly can’t be arsed though.

  • 60 Shearer.Milburn // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    Interesting how in the huddle before the match that it was rob Elliot doing the talking and not captain Colo….

  • 61 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:05 PM

    Yeah, but Janmaat can provide at the other end like he did against Palace. Don’t think Dummet has a single assist to his name in his entire career and is just as useless as a positionally absent Janmaat at fullback.

  • 62 2_goal_tino // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    Really happy to see De Jong finally given a chance… you can’t judge him from 5 mins here and there. He has achieved more in his career to date than the vast majority of our squad could dream to ever achieve. Only shame is that it has come at the cost of by far our player of the season.

  • 63 sing in the corner // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Ok start. Bit of desire so far…

  • 64 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Playing with a degree of assurance like the first 10 against Palace so far, it’s when we get the first setback or come under sustained pressure when we’ll know if anything is different today.

  • 65 AncientC // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Siem looks captain material already. He is organising the players around him.

  • 66 Mister Tuff // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Seem to be getting stuck in /chasing – so far ok – -until the collapse.

  • 67 davetoon // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:17 PM

    Doubt we can defend for 90 minutes though. We need to score at some stage

  • 68 manxpie // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    this is the most ive seen cisse run ever!!
    plus dummets playing well so far

  • 69 toonbrother // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    watch coward colocinni hiding from benteke

  • 70 ilovetoon8788 // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Can’t see anything other than a comfortable Liverpool win. We are so poor going forward it’s unbelievable to watch.

  • 71 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    Anita’s passing is woeful. Always wayward if anything over 10 yards and not on the deck.

  • 72 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Dummet turned up defensively for once.

  • 73 Jail for Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    Looking forward to a shot on goal mind

  • 74 sing in the corner // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    @70
    They want us to go at them so they can counter at pace..we just won’t play that game. Looks like we are sacrificing met of any forward momentum we do ever manage to stop their game. Not pretty but pragmatic in our circumstances. Stay in the game and open up later if the opportunity presents.. I’m ok with that tight now..

  • 75 sing in the corner // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    Met = most

  • 76 Douglas // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Just woken up. Has anything happee… zzzzzzz

  • 77 toonbrother // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    colback seriously what an idiot

  • 78 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    Daft Colback and now he becomes much less effective.

  • 79 ilovetoon8788 // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    So proud of Anita’s performance.

  • 80 toonking // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    We appear to be doing much better than you’d expect us to play based on recent form and again we’re facing a team who’d defeat us any day on paper. We should player chelsea, manure and liverpool every week.

  • 81 ilovetoon8788 // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Cisse hold up play is as good if not better than mitrovic.

  • 82 AncientC // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    We are going to need a goal in the first half. Liverpool’s artillery is coming after the break.

  • 83 ilovetoon8788 // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    @toonking

    We only turn up for games like this because they want to impress the manager for their next move.

    Just wait till villa where we will bend over for them for a thrashing. Just watch.

  • 84 JP...from The Rock // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Our passing is always atrocious! The worst passers of the game I have ever seen.

  • 85 JP...from The Rock // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    FFS Cisse shooooooot!!!!

  • 86 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    If Cisse takes more than two touches he falls apart as a footballer 🙁

    What the hell is Colo doing supporting him?

  • 87 sing in the corner // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Have to say fellas, lots of unjustified negativity flying around. We ARE usually terrible and it’s early in the game,but come on ffs I don’t think it’s been too bad so far!

  • 88 Sliema // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Ilovetoon

    Mitrovic just stands still and tries to out muscle the opposition and shield the ball until a teammate arrives. I think his touch is good but he looks very unfit and has no agility, I hope he’s not just naturally that slow.

    Cisse on the other hand, he is more agile and positions himself better but his touch is shocking. Bambi legs.

    If we had any wingers Mitro would’ve been a great signing.

  • 89 toonking // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    WTF was sissoko playing at there stupid pass and nearly a goal behind

  • 90 Jail for Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Hope Klopp let’s Mclaren do his half-time talk!

  • 91 sing in the corner // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Hope there’s a good reception from the fans at the half time whistle… good effort HWTF

  • 92 TheToonKing // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    De Jong is playing good. Gives the team a different look. Finally looks fit as well.

  • 93 Toonfan8 // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    Dummett out of his depth at LB, has to put Mbabu there and Perez on for Sissoko…

  • 94 Thump // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Much, much better from everybody. Sting De Jong really shores up our forward line.

    Also, though I’m loathe to admit it, Dummett is playing much better today. So far, anyway.

  • 95 Lindisfarne // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Hold on to your hats lads. Don’t go jumping over board. Let the eggs hatch and wait for the fat lady!

  • 96 geordieboy83 // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    De Jong is clever very very clever always in space, links things up. I would chuck Perez or mitro on in front of him now.

  • 97 toonking // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    lost for words really.

    are liverpool in second class mode?

    could our players be trying to prove they can play decent against top sides?

    or

    does mac know already another defeat will get him sacked?

  • 98 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    sing i the corner

    We’ve matched a subdued Liverpool for whatever reason, better than expected but still just average at best, forgive most for being skeptical, we’re are waiting for them to click in to gear and for it to all go wrong, can you blame us?

  • 99 sing in the corner // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Toon fan @ 93
    In what way has Dummett been out of his depth in THIS game so far?

  • 100 Lindisfarne // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Sting de Jong!!!

    https://youtu.be/OMOGaugKpzs

  • 101 will die for the toon army // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Dummett should become a no nonsense CB. GUY is jst scared of the ball no LB. Put him in CB and Colo at CM bench Colback useless.

    DE JONG wooooo. He needs a Mitro to keep the ball better than Cisse.

  • 102 bladeuser // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Cisse needs the ball on the goal line before he can get it on target Dummet is an average championship player at best SISSOKO is so overrated
    Liverpool have put in a shocking display so far they cannot play any worse in the second half
    ASH OUT
    SMAC OUT
    COLO OUT
    SHEEP Out

  • 103 Rotonda heights // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    thump

    what match are you watching?

    SDJ has either lost the ball virtually every time he’s had it or he’s been totally anonymous and as for Dummet don’t get me started if he’s a LB, I play CF for Barcelona.

    Admittedly far happier facing ibe and milner than sturridge and Coutinho.

  • 104 santoon // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    anita had a good game so far too but i think dummett and anita really need to be replaced in january, i think de jong has made a big difference and should keep his spot

  • 105 Ron Knee // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    Keep things in perspective. We tend to play worse in the second half.

  • 106 Bambams // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    SDJ is organising almost everything and is linking up well with Wini

    Didn’t expect 0-0 at half time

    They will be at us for the next 45 for sure

  • 107 JamesToon // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    De Jong has made the difference so far, make him captain

  • 108 toonking // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    great first half performance was set up more like a defencive game but so far so good and at this minute in time points are more important than entertainment.

  • 109 Tsunki // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    Dummett is not out of his depth per se, he just shouldn’t be allowed any further than our third, his outfield play is dismal. I’d take a refs hand off if he offered it to finish now though. Liverpool look a bit jaded tbh. Still, a better performance, but same old habits in evidence. Still, we’ve had the better chances. Let’s see how our fitness and concentration holds, but I have an awful feeling we will run out of steam on the 70 minute mark.

  • 110 JamesToon // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    De Jong and Wijnaldum are the ones who have the anticipation, intelligence and decision making, Sissoko and Cisse lack that

  • 111 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Defence has held firm, mostly because Liverpool haven’t come at us with the pace, power and aggression of Leicester and Palace, neither are they pressuring the ball with the same energy as those teams did against us, if they do we won’t cope, we can’t cope with that style. Hopefully their messiah won’t realise this.

    Again, we’ve been average and the team dare not play otherwise at home after all the build-up. It shouldn’t take the players fearing the fans wrath for them to try, that’s neither a sustainable or healthy source of motivation.

  • 112 Lindisfarne // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    O can’t you see
    You belong to me
    How my poor heart aches with every step you take

    Every move you make
    Every time you break
    Every shot you take
    Every claim you stake
    I’ll be watching you

  • 113 Llort muw // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Loving this performance, its very poetic. The message I’m receiving from the players are:

    “we know we’re shite, but we’ll put in a 100% performance”

    Much better from the players (although the passing leaves much to be desired) because we are actually putting in a lot of fight and the defence looks much better.

    Dummett is the most frustrating football player in our squad, he has great defensive capabilities but when he is on the ball he just looks lost. No composure man, as soon as he receives the ball he just wacks it anywhere haha. We are also lucky that Liverpool are playing awful.

  • 114 sing in the corner // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    Hail
    No I can’t blame anyone for anything, we have been woeful for a canny while but credit where credits due, we have shown some balls and determination. We have at least matched them. Think they thought we would lie down a lot easier. Of course, it could go wrong from here.. I too am expecting LFC to be better 2nd half.. Hope we can stay in it and cause what would be a massive shock in the context of our season. HWTL HWTF

  • 115 Thump // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    @Lindisfarne: Honestly, I’ve never noticed how much he looks like Sting. Suddenly clicked about halfway through the game.

    @Rotonda: De Jong is working off the ball, looking for pockets of space and putting pressure on their defence to make it more difficult for them to build from the back.

    Likewise Dummett, while I still don’t want him near the team, is actually looking to defend (unlike against Palace where he was quite literally a static object for Zaha to waltz past).

  • 116 manxpie // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    rotonda wat game are you watching!

    have you not noticed ibe has had to change sides as he wasn’t getting anything out of dummet!!!

  • 117 Thump // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    @toonking: Is it bad that I’m finding going 45 without conceding really quite entertaining?

  • 118 JamesToon // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    Rotonda

    I genuinely think though that it’s de Jong just being there is rubbing off on the players. He was captain of Ajax and has experience.

  • 119 manxpie // Dec 6, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    and on de jong wat thump says!!

  • 120 Toonfan8 // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    Sing in the corner
    just look at him, when he has the ball, LB cant be that scary of the ball, look at him and at Janmaat, with the ball…just put there Mbabu, how many good passes he has in the first half, yes he is solid defensively, but he is scared with the ball on his feet…

  • 121 AncientC // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    Sissoko has a pass succession rate of 50% in the first half, that is extremely poor.

    The only player that has passed the ball better than De Jong is Colo, and Colo plays under less pressure in his area of the pitch.

    I have been impressed with SDJ, I think he needs two strikers making runs ahead of him.

  • 122 Slank // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    Not bad. Team working hard.

    Janmaat my MOTM so far. Quick into the tackle and getting forward well.

    De Jong playing well. Clever player also provides much needed heading ability.

    Dummitt appears very hesitant especially going forward. He doesn’t give the team the necessary width down the left.

  • 123 Toonfan8 // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    but I like De Jong, Anita, Colback and Gini in the first half, all of them having good match…

  • 124 Mister Tuff // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Expended some energy first half – can we keep it up for another 45 mins.

  • 125 toonbrother // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    colo keeps going walkabout so nobody can blame him when we concede
    definition of a coward

  • 126 toonking // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    thump

    don’t get what you mean?

  • 127 sing in the corner // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Yeah still a big task ahead,agree we have worked very hard without the ball to be level half way ,and they have a lot of firepower on the bench. But you never know! HWTL

  • 128 manxpie // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    still its liverpool playing shit instead of us playing well of the ball
    its wat we have all been asking for!

  • 129 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    That was a foul all day, same as the first so should be a second yellow.

  • 130 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    Elliot kicking like Krul today.

  • 131 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    Ah wasn’t Lucas, still should be a caution for that grub Allen.

  • 132 TheToonKing // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    i’m actually not embarrassed and enjoying the game, so that’s already a win in itself.

  • 133 sing in the corner // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Mariner is starting to irk me now. Much harsher on our players than theirs. Allen shoulda been booked twice now!

  • 134 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    Colo swatted off with ease by Benteke, Janmaat positioned well to defend it. – remarkable.

    Such a lack of attacking quality from both sides this half.

  • 135 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Good pressure from Anita, he can do that really well at times, was great in the final game of last season at quickly smothering the guy in possession.

  • 136 sing in the corner // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Colback linking well with Wij and Siem. Getting forward when there’s a chance. Playing some good passes. But that will rarely be mentioned by many I think.

  • 137 Tsunki // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    Marriner on his usual form.

    Oh look, Sturridge and Lallana. Encouraging.

  • 138 Obertans_on_roids // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Anita has been very consistent for us this year, tidy player.
    It’s surely Mitrovic time now!

  • 139 Thump // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Alright, I’m sorry but Sting falls over in the funniest fscking ways.

  • 140 Tsunki // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    I don’t get it, when wijnaldum wants to go up a gear he can. What’s the deal the rest of the time?

  • 141 sing in the corner // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    We’re starting to drop deeper and deeper,maybe the predicted tiring. Up to SM to work out a way to deal with it now. Maybe Perez time

  • 142 Tsunki // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    Thanks dean for letting Dummett off with that.

  • 143 AncientC // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    How many times have Liverpool manhandled Wijnaldum today, it’s beyond ridiculous, the ref has no control. It doesn’t even resemble a game of football when the other side can just pull a player around at will.

  • 144 Mister Tuff // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    I don’t believe it.

  • 145 Reyantoon // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    winiiiiiiiiiiilllllliiiii get in there…

  • 146 Tsunki // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Woop woop!

  • 147 ilovetoon8788 // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    GET IN!! GINIGINI!!! WHAT A PLAYER WIJNADLUM. BRILLIANT ALL GAME.

  • 148 manxpie // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssss geeeeeeeeeeeeeettttttttttttttt iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn ttthhhhhhhhheeeeeerrrrrrreeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 149 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    HAHAHAHAH!

    Lovely slice of luck!

    Get in there!

    Was always gonna be that way, willingness and a lack of quality, but we’ve forced it in.

  • 150 TheToonKing // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    I can’t believe it…. I might literally love Gini.

  • 151 AncientC // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    Justice is served for Wijnaldum lol.

  • 152 toonking // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    GOAL HWTL

    I take him out of my fantasy team and he scores

  • 153 Tsunki // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    And what was I saying, he can when he wants.

  • 154 Jail for Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Get in now get Mitro on and batter them

  • 155 Tsunki // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Toonking I did the same mate. I also need to ditch those useless Chelsea players..

  • 156 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Don’t get sucked in to the end to end stuff and run out of steam and end up having to cling on.. Carry on as we were.

  • 157 toonking // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    If only we could play these types of team every week

  • 158 Tsunki // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Come on lads don’t just weather the storm take it to them.

  • 159 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    I’m fully expecting them to score now, please prove me wrong!

  • 160 bettyswallocks // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    Are you watching Jesperfeugslang?????

  • 161 AncientC // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    Liverpool = Octopus FC.

  • 162 toonbrother // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    gini = what a player

  • 163 Tsunki // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    Yeah we get Bournemouth and palace usually not these pushover teams….

  • 164 Tsunki // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    My word sturridges form is as good as a goal for us.

  • 165 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Gini is a class act, I always feel there’s more to him on the ball though and he doesn’t utilise his talent often enough in that respect.

  • 166 Ron Knee // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    Gini is good. It’s the company he has to keep!

  • 167 Tsunki // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    Goofy for colback straight swap one aimless runner for another.

  • 168 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Dummet is always prepared to dive in, I’ll give him that. Looks great when it works.

  • 169 manxpie // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    dummet absolutly brilliant!!

  • 170 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Another slice of luck there – big let off.

    Dummet sleeping.

  • 171 Tsunki // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Don’t like us drawing back like this. Inviting pressure

  • 172 toonking // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    tsunki

    it was only after his quadruple goals i’d put him in, do i risk dropping either cabaye or mane or will this be anoither one off i wonder.

  • 173 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    Tired legs now all over the pitch.

    Can’t fault Cisse for effort today and done alright in build-up, just can’t have him taking more than two touches.

  • 174 TheToonKing // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    I LOATHE seeing Cisse in the first 11 , but he did good today.

  • 175 santoon // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    thauvin over mitrovic?

  • 176 Shearer.Milburn // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    What’s the story with mitro not getting a look in….

  • 177 sing in the corner // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Excruciating..5 mins man. Get a foot on it and steady it down ffs.

  • 178 ilovetoon8788 // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    Cisse was very impressive today. Held the ball up so well. Can’t believe he can finally play a line striker.

  • 179 santoon // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    i guess we wont be making mych chances so perez up front not switch

  • 180 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Wow Sissoko, going on a crazy charge around at full tilt this late on, something different there for sure 😆

    Henry used to do that when he was angry

  • 181 sing in the corner // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    There have been NO stoppages.. He said hopefully (# 1 min added on? 🙂

  • 182 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    3mins seems like the minimum they ever add on these days at the end of 90. Hopefully surprised.

  • 183 toonking // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    “i can see colo’s annoyance they didn’t keep the ball”
    even captain is acting more like a captain.

  • 184 sing in the corner // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    5 !?!?!?!?????????? Bring on the conspiracy theory!!!!!!!

  • 185 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    5mins

    They just make it up based on entertainment factor. No other explanation. If it was 3-0 to Liverpool and somebody had to be stretchered off during the half, there’d be 3mins.

  • 186 manxpie // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    5 mins!! where the hell has that come from seriously

  • 187 toonking // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    must be cold without a shirt, maybe he’s got enough fat to keep himself cool

  • 188 Tsunki // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    There’s your stoppage time. Bit of room for the ref to get the bin dippers an equaliser

  • 189 Ron Knee // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    Marriner just loves us!

  • 190 sing in the corner // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    Come on Mariner I am dying here… No yessssssssssssszszzzz,,,,,,

  • 191 toonking // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    goal!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Where the fcuk did this team come from?

  • 192 Reyantoon // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    Winiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii 🙂

  • 193 AncientC // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    Majestic, stick that in your +5 minutes.

  • 194 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    Fantastic finish!

    Aaaaaaaaaaand……. sigh.

    Gini is pure quality, no doubt.

  • 195 manxpie // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssss!!!!!

  • 196 toonbrother // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    SISSOKO ! BRILLIANT

  • 197 Tsunki // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    That is one beautiful goal.

  • 198 ilovetoon8788 // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    Gini. World class midfield performance today.

  • 199 TheToonKing // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    Àaaaaàaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaàaaaaa

    I’m in shock.

  • 200 Jail for Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    We need to pay Sky to be live every week

  • 201 Tsunki // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Lads, hold my hands up I was full of gloom like most of us, but that was a class display today. Where’s this Wijnaldum guy been hiding? And sissoko with an inch perfect touch? What?

  • 202 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Please please please, nobody use the phrases “turned the corner”, “looking up” or any other variation.

    Let’s just keep it shut and demand the same next week.

  • 203 TheToonKing // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Why can’t we do this every week ? Can someone explain ?

  • 204 Thump // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    It’s games like this that remind me why I love this game.

  • 205 Tsunki // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Mind don’t the Scousers look knackered? Those fantastic stuffings don’t come cheap do they? 🙂

  • 206 Bambams // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Disbelief! !!!

    Unbelievable !!!!

    Didn’t see this result coming AND I can happily watch motd2

  • 207 bettyswallocks // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Jail…….. Even you must have something positive to say about that.

  • 208 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Grew in belief as the game wore on, around 60 we realised we can win this.

    Sissoko and Wijnaldum were both great in the latter stages. Everybody dug in. Good.

  • 209 MacToon // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Huge 3 points, well done the Toon.

  • 210 Douglas // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Flabba gasted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 211 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    This team baffles me to no end.

  • 212 davetoon // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    much better effort and hustle especially by some of the much maligned players. Hopefully that sort of effort can continue

  • 213 TheToonKing // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    I fully expect them to loose to Villa now 😀

  • 214 Mag52 // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    25-1 against a 2-0 win to us pre-match odds.
    Would you fcuking credit it ?

  • 215 Thump // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Same again against Spurs, please. Luck was on our side today but we played well under the circumstances and didn’t let up. Absolutely over the moon.

  • 216 toonking // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    We need sky to host all our home league matches and better still we should ask chelsea, liverpool and manure to loan there starting 11 to each team we play week in week out as them 3 big teams always appear beatable by us especiall chelsea.

    New 2-2 chelsea
    New 6-2 norwich
    New 2-0 liverpool

  • 217 Toonfan8 // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    I have give my apologize to Paul Dummett, because he played great in the second half…but Gini, Colback, Anita, Collocini, Mbemba, Janmaat had all great game…My MOTM has to be Gini Wijnaldum…

  • 218 manxpie // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    well hard work, passion plus some luck just wat we needed
    how long until we hear liverpool were shit!????

  • 219 carl // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Mr Tuff is a right knacker of a fan.

    17Mister Tuff // Dec 6, 2015 at 3:16 PM
    I suspect a thorough spanking today, probably in the region of 3/4 -0.
    After all the press about cancelled days off/ bust ups – will be interesting to see if there is any effect on the players.
    SDJ – starting – will now see if he really is any use or not. Has he got the stamina or speed for the PL.
    Wally is increasingly living up to being Wally.

  • 220 Ron Knee // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    We’ve vaulted into 18th place!

  • 221 peterk3 // Dec 6, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Excellent display, Well done lads.

  • 222 Rotonda heights // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    i wasn’t expecting that . . . . !!!

  • 223 manxpie // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    dummet motm btw without a doubt first to everything and putting his body on the line with his head or diving in and getting clattered
    people are forgetting he has not long come back from injury and a long lay off!

  • 224 manxpie // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    rotonda are ya gonna give at least dummet some credit!?

  • 225 toonking // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    THe issue now is do i go into the next week with confidence of team more willingly playing or do I expect the same as had happened aftter norwich and bornmouth?

  • 226 Ron Knee // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    toonking
    I think the latter.

  • 227 Rotonda heights // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    carl

    to be fair did you see that result coming? Most people had us down for a stuffing after the palace and leicester maulings and being 19th and I think we’ve all been very pleasantly surprised.

  • 228 Rotonda heights // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    manx

    yes much better 2nd half for Dummet.

  • 229 JamesToon // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    So happy. Just wish we turned up like this every week

  • 230 Ron Knee // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    Great result. Ashley doesn’t need to bring in any new players now.

  • 231 sing in the corner // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    Feet well and truly grounded,we have been round this block many a time! But gonna savour this little beauty for a few days. Pleased for everyone connected to the Toon. No more excuses / abject surrender against so called lesser teams though. Lots of good performances today.

  • 232 toonking // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    I’ve got a bottle of champagne in my cuboard which was meant to have been set off in celebration of a £600 poker tournament win. That’s unlikely to happen again in the future and i feel as though I should blow the cork now because that is how shocked and glad i am about this result today.

  • 233 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    I’ll feel uneasy before every match for the foreseeable future. It’s a coin toss heavily weighted to the exasperatingly shyte side on which NUFC will turn up currently.

  • 234 manxpie // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    lol rotonda he stopped everything in the 1st half aswell ya know? but fair enough

  • 235 123 Dummet Time // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    Mcclaren for ENGLAND !!!!

  • 236 goommy // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    We play well.
    We have luck.
    And we got 3 points!! Hell Yeah!!

    I’m very happy with our lads display today. Eventhough I still think that Anita and Colback was not good enough but both of them did really well today.

    P.S. I really luv it when I see all fans with big smile on their face. HWTL 😀

  • 237 123 Dummet Time // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    Well that has saved his job till next week but brilliant shift today from the boys against a piss poor liverpool side howay the lads

  • 238 nut meg // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    Bobbybee
    If your reading this,I hope that display & 3 points eases your pain a wee bit,stickin bonnie lad.

  • 239 toonking // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    next weeks game might be a sky live game but previous games against sunderland and norwich were defeats therefore being a sky live game won’t get me any more confidient of a result.

  • 240 catchy in norway // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    impressed with the full team today,

    But for me Anita had a very good game and i will wive him MOM,

    Gini was a close 2ND

  • 241 Rotonda heights // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    manx

    i think it’s more his distribution rather than his defending which is sometimes a little in question, as at CB he has had some very good games too.

    After all the stick colo gets I thought he was superb today.

  • 242 John Tudor // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    nobody thought that was on the cards

  • 243 Dennis Twice // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    Attack Toon attack, attack!!

  • 244 manxpie // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    there we go a “piss poor liverpool side” ya mean the most in form team in the league scoring goals for fun beating chelsea and man city plus putting 6 past southampton!

    we beat them by not letting them play from hard work ffs

  • 245 Average_Contents // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Get in!

    Shame I’m not with all those scousers anymore. Will be tomorrow though 😀

    The missus will have to do for now lol.

  • 246 manxpie // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    agree rotonda but we have been calling out for actual defenders for years let alone recently
    i’d rather a full back be better at defending than going forward first
    and collo lead by example today a great team performance!

  • 247 Toonfan8 // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Anita and Colback today played great game at holding midfield position, S. De Jong deserves credit, because he hadnt been playing for while and today he had very good match…we played with passion and have been mature and agressive, it is what I expect from them…defence today played superb, why they cant play like that every week? we have to have same game plan next week at Spurs…try to hold on 0:0 and our chance will come…

  • 248 Jail for Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    catchy,
    I’ve seen you slaughter Pardew for only 40% possesion and getting a win.

  • 249 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    Dummet did much better defensively because he stuck to his task and took the initiative, instead of been a glorified cone, constantly backing off in fear. He’s still high risk even in good games like today, his diving looks impressive when it works, but there was one occasion when he was lucky today after one of their players gave him the slip and decided not to make a scene out of it, could’ve been in trouble otherwise.

    I’ll be a skeptical of the lot next week as I was this. At least McClaren there is aware enough to have acknowledged he knows we’ve had a few false starts and isn’t getting drawn in to saying we’ve turned a corner or are looking up this time. Just move on to next week.

  • 250 lesh // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    No new thread from Ed……… He must still be getting over the shock of a needed and magnificent result.

    Well done McClaren and the lads on the field.

  • 251 JP...from The Rock // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Can’t believe we won!! Ha chuffed!

  • 252 Lindisfarne // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Sting de Jong
    Every breath you take
    Every pass you make
    I’ll be watching you

  • 253 Average_Contents // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Must admit, the players had a stormer today and shteve got his tactics spot on.

    Colo, dummett and sissoko had good games. Obviously everyone did but I’d singled out those three for being shite in their respective positions so I’m happy to be proved wrong (they need to keep that up and not go back to playing shite)

    Fcuking made up lads n lasses. Makes it even sweeter that the rail line I’m currently on is chocka block with scousers. Haha ?

  • 254 toon kk // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    Great to see us working hard as a team, fab result and gini was class today.

  • 255 Average_Contents // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    :-))

  • 256 Rotonda heights // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    toon kk

    we do have some decent players no doubt and SDJ was also a bonus today (2nd half especially till he understandably tired.)

    Fair play to SM after all the in part justified criticism.

  • 257 BandB // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    I don’t think today’s result was a big surprise. It’s been the pattern of he season.
    We had every chance, as we did against Chelsea and Man Utd.
    Teams can play as much patient, pretty football around us as they like, but unless they score there’s always a good chance we will win.
    Going a goal down is the key to us. If we do, we fall apart. But if we don’t our confidence grows.
    The defence gets that “they shall not pass” mentality and we can score good team goals.
    Pardew 1 Klopp 0.

  • 258 Moonraker15 // Dec 6, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    Jail

    Wtf are you on ? Possession means fcuk all when you have one shot on target ! This blog is toxic; I’m sure some of don’t want us to win so you can have a moan!




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